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I Have a Dysfunctional Family

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    I realized there were no texts

    as of yet from my family and my sister had constructed a party that her own children would enjoy knowing I hated swimming. She told me I can buy guest passes for her kids. I told her it is my birthday I'm not buying things for other people and you know I hate swimming. She is...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 5

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    Happy Father's Day. The awkward,

    emotional day when my mother makes us but several cards for all of our past 'father figures'. So basically every ex boyfriend, husband, or lover of hers that my sisters and I have met over the last ten years.
    antihero98 antihero98 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    We are dysfunctional

    as in we are all crazy together and are nothing alike. I have 4 kids ages ranging from 2 - 12. My oldest is Melanie who is 12. She is on the soccer team, softball team, and volleyball team. Kira is 8 and she is artistic. She is always wanting to paint and draw and make crafts...
    leighcarson4 leighcarson4 36-40, F Jun 14

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    It's Father's Day and I feel obligated to call

    him and wish him a happy Father's Day. Not because I think he deserves it.
    rballa rballa 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    I wish I knew what it felt like having a warm

    loving family. People who love you and are there for you no matter what the circumstances are. My family has broken me down to the point I don't want to live anymore.
    foreveralone22 foreveralone22 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    You Are Not Alone, Take My Advice And Just Walk Away.

    My mother is the definition of pure evil. She let me know at an early age that she hated me. She beat me mercilessly for no reason, has knocked teeth out of my mouth when I was 12, refusing to replace it. Denied me basic necessities, that heaven that I have an aunt who has...
    Amnestic Amnestic 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 3, 2010

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    My mother is illogical

    and irrational. She is beyond nosy and loves to eavesdrop on everyone else's private conversations. She is an authoritarian type who enjoys criticizing and belittling others, and constantly jumps to conclusions that have absolutely no basis in reality. For her, the only...
    justsharing justsharing 56-60, F 3 Responses Nov 1, 2014

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    I am writing in hopes of keeping what happened

    in my husbands family and between my husband and my self from happening to any one else, Yesterday morning after my husband went to get the mail my husband opened a large business envelope and went with it out to the barn, A little latter I went out there I went out to find...
    isis55 isis55 51-55, F Jun 11

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    They dug up my flowers at grandmas grave

    and threw away my seashells
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    My mom and I were homeless.

    Mom was basically dying and I had dropped out of high school. And I was at my aunt's "house." My aunt told her boyfriend that I was a "gift" for him. So my mom called my dad and begged him to let me stay with him so that I could finish high school and not be homeless and...
    Acebo Acebo 18-21, F 11 Responses Aug 10, 2014

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    I Am Not...

    I am not your punching bag, your inferior, or your animal. I am not made of stone, I have feelings and I don't forget. Things could have been so much more, If you only would have let it. You were my role model, my friend, and my everything. Well you had to go and **** that up...
    Canadian45 Canadian45 22-25 1 Response Nov 15, 2012

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    I Am Tired Of The Hell That My Family Has Bestowed On Me!!!

    Growing up I had no idea what a normal family was like. I wasn't even aware that mine was abnormal as we were sheltered and I didn't have a frame of reference.  All I knew was that I was unhappy and that it seemed no one got along.  I also knew that my parents argued, nagged...
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 7 Responses May 27, 2013

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    So the car broke down yesterday

    as my mom was coming back from taking my step dad to work. Luckily she decided to leave me home with the baby. She ended up twisting her knee. All last night I had to take care of her and my sister till he came home. And when he finally did he was on complete bs. My mom still...
    Ren4Evr Ren4Evr 16-17 Jun 14

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    An Isolated Childhood

    Please don't fall asleep, this is the short version. It is a story that I hope explains why you should never hold someone you love to tightly for you may cause permanent irreparable damage. Okay, deep sigh, here is my story. I am the youngest of 3 siblings and thinking about it...
    angelgenie angelgenie 26-30 22 Responses Jun 13, 2008

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    I am so angry I cannot

    even think about it. If I don't do drugs, receive government assistance, have one or more baby daddys who's behavior I am obsessively analyze,and constantly beg others for money than I have nothing in common with any of them and I can't belong at all. **** them
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 4

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    My Parents Are Both Dead Now

    And finally I can stop denying how appallingly they treated me my whole life. My mother rejected and ranted and raged at me, my father ignored and avoided and dismissed me. There was no love, there was no attention, there was no contact or intimacy . . .and for years I was sure...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 5 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    my sisters act like I'm invisible.

    it's going for so long. I bet they just okay or maybe like it if I die. they treated me like I'm a less person. I'm just invisible
    Violetoreo Violetoreo 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Picture it mixture of the Osbournes,

    The Munsters, The Adams Family, now picture taking them to an Opera! yeah that about sums it up...lmao
    AngeleyesUponU AngeleyesUponU 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 7

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    I don't know how the **** I'm related to some

    people in my family. Everybody knows how pissed and angry I get when a very sensitive subject is brought up in front of me. For the past 5 years I have asked them and even begged please don't bring it up it just hurts me and really ****** me off and they do it anyways. It's like...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 2

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    Just wanted to thank my parents

    for never signing me up for swim lessons as a child and now I can't take a decent vacation as an adult. Also wanted to thank them for never teaching me how to skate, ski, or snowboard. I can't have fun as an adult now. I've attempted to learn all these things as an adult and...
    rballa rballa 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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    Whoever says they don't have a dysfunctional

    family is just lying to themselves.
    thatgirlkay thatgirlkay 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 27, 2014

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    Learning To Accept My Dysfunctional Family

    Everyone wants to have the perfect family. You know, the one where every one loves each other, are happy to be together, and family members gets along well with each other. Holidays are celebrated together, accomplishments are encouraged etc. The fact is, most families are far...
    Amantcul Amantcul 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 24, 2012

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    TellySR TellySR 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 7, 2014

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    I am in the midst of writing a book about my

    dysfunctional family and I have a strong feeling it could be a best seller simply because of all that it encompasses. It's like an entire season of Jerry Springer which is a comical way to look at it but it's also painfully trivializing to say those two things are analogous. I...
    KelseyLeigh123 KelseyLeigh123 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 2, 2014

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    And right now my mom is ******* me off

    so ******* badly. I want to borrow her car on tuesday in order to pick my best friend whom I haven't seen in awhile but she lets my younger sister who is on a permit drive four hours away and back BY HERSELF and wont let me, a licensed 22 year old, to drive to a destination that...
    EclecticDay EclecticDay 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 13

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    I always knew my family was all kinds of ******

    up but I found something out recently that left me angrier and more repulsed than ever. My aunt could never have kids and for years I thought she just had fertility problems. Turns out my grandfather raped her so much when she was younger that it completely damaged her uterine...
    psychh psychh 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    I Have A Dysfunctional Family

    So here's my story. I grew up in a very emotionally abusive home. My dad who was a former alcoholic had rage and anger issues that would constantly spill out onto us, he would blame us for everything under the sun all the time. I just remembered being scared that I was going to...
    z4e71 z4e71 31-35, F Nov 19, 2013

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    Okay look I really want an answer of advice,

    I have a really interesting life and some might like to hear it as well as help me out, but if it is too long or people think its dumb fine ignore it. I am 14 years old from Las Vegas, I am homeschooled online and typically do it by myself. As a madder of fact I registered...
    gamesmlg gamesmlg 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 7

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    If there's one thing I'm always jealous about

    other people is them having a happy family.
    gwenllian gwenllian 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 20, 2014

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    kico4 kico4 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 20

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    When I was 13 I got mad at my dad

    for something. I don't even remember what. So in typical 13 yo girl fashion I gave him the silent treatment. He refused to speak to me as well because apparently he is no more mature than a 13 yo girl. This lasted the entire summer. I was the bigger person and broke the silence...
    rballa rballa 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    My parents are stupid.

    if you are here to tell me my parents know better dont respond. They are just so stupid it is sad. It's impossible to conversate with them. For example me and my mom were arguing over god, and whether your a christian or not I have nothing against you, the point is how the...
    gamesmlg gamesmlg 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 20

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    I'm Scared of My Mother

    That sounds lame, maybe, but my mother can be scary. She has extreme mood swings, and even to this day I don't know how to deal with her. She will want to go out for mother daughter time, when maybe the night before she called me full of hate, anger, resentment, etc. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 18 Responses Jul 19, 2009

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    As much as I hate to admit it,

    I'd be bored if there wasn't so much crazy **** blowing up all over the place due to my apeshit kin. In the past 3 months a cousin who attempted to kill my grandmother and an aunt who was recently kicked out of rehab, move in with the very same grandmother. It's actually quite...
    oddkinks oddkinks 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 4

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    Apparently my first cousin moved into the same

    town as my family. We only found out because my uncle decided to tell my father that my cousin had a baby. Apparently my uncle is scared my father might actually talk to his niece. What a crime that would be. My brother is the same way, he no longer talks to anyone from my...
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    When i was 12 a torture began

    that i would endure for another 2 years. My dad was an awful man, and there are days i still wake up crying, and terrified. I tell you this because ive been told its good to talk about it. To tell people, and ep has become the only place i can truly talk about things.
    Ashleyy2 Ashleyy2 18-21, F 14 Responses Aug 13, 2014

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    If I Have An Evil Step Mother, Where'S My Prince?

    Two years ago, I moved out from my house. Not by choice but because my step mom kicked me out and what hurts most is that my dad proceeded to allow her to do this. I lived with my mom for about a month afterward but that didn't last long before we started fighting as well. I now...
    bug14 bug14 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 5, 2013

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    Violetoreo Violetoreo 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I realized there were no texts

    as of yet from my family and my sister had constructed a party that her own children would enjoy knowing I hated swimming. She told me I can buy guest passes for her kids. I told her it is my birthday I'm not buying things for other people and you know I hate swimming. She is...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F Jun 5

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    I am picked up from work

    and we go to my nieces birthday party and I get out of my bad work mood by being silly. I play with the kids and then my sister leaves for an hour to pick up cake. She comes back forgetting the candles and yet has an entire case of wine she remembered. She begins complaining...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F Jun 3

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    I Wounder why I was born into my family,

    can they never get together without me having to break up fights at 4am every day? can we never just have a nice family holiday together, if that's too much then don't come I am sick and tired of all this ****. thank you dear family for ruining Christmas for the 5th year in a...
    anneloves anneloves 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    So for many of those whom may have already

    noticed or will eventually. I am not one for normal family lifestyles or relations.. However! With that said, despite my love for the taboo I do not enjoy when people engage topics involving my Mother or Sisters... They are both an extremely quick turn off and mood killer for me...
    TheCuddlySuccubi TheCuddlySuccubi 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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    It's just what it is.

    A family you can never bind together cuz of pride, hate, envy and so much things going on. Just like that.
    DarkSoul07 DarkSoul07 22-25, F Apr 11, 2014

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    Something about the cold winter makes me feel

    more vulnerable and more alone. I called my mom today to ask her for a favor and of course she guilt tripped me and then I retorted back condescending remarks about the role that she still has yet to fulfill. As I mocked her parenting abilities I was waiting for her to...
    KelseyLeigh123 KelseyLeigh123 22-25, F Nov 15, 2014

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    I'm amazed that family is still

    even together. I really envy my brother and sister who have already moved out. my dad is a perfectionist with anger, trust AND control issues, and my mom is emotional and submissive. my dad ALWAYS points out the flaws in others, and always blames others for something that goes...
    Azeazal Azeazal 16-17, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Very disappointed once again,

    when I thought my relationship with my older sister is getting better, working together to help our mom, as she lives with my mom at a house I own and she contribute payment to the house... seems all are good, as a team, as a semi family unit... However, in her way to help our...
    WilliamAmI WilliamAmI 41-45, M Jun 10

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